Mariposa Farms

75 Red Gate Trail
Canton, GA 30115



Bethany Nugent, MSPT, HPCS, is a licensed physical therapist and founder of Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services, Inc (BEATS). An equestrian and swimmer since childhood, she found a natural fit in combining her love of these activities with her career as a therapist. Bethany has been practicing hippotherapy and aquatic therapy since graduating from the Master’s program at Ithaca College in New York in 1995. She has been working for Creative therapy, Inc in Canton, GA since December, 2000. In August 2001 she earned the title of Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. Bethany is the founder of the Georgia Hippotherapy Club, an organization that promotes education and networking among therapists practicing hippotherapy in Georgia. She is the Georgia state liaison to the American Hippotherapy Association, a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, and a classifier for disabled riders. She is also an associate faculty member of the American Hippotherapy Association. Bethany has continued to compete in jumpers, dressage and combined training in recent years. She is married to Michael Butler and they have a daughter, Macayla, and a son, Ethan.

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